Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS: can't install dnsmasq - broken package

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 19:14:30 UTC 2014

On 1 June 2014 17:53, Niki Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr> wrote:
> Le 01/06/2014 18:28, Colin Law a écrit :
>> What does
>> apt-cache policy dnsmasq-base
>> show, and what happens if you try to install dnsmasq-base?
> Still to no avail. I solved the problem by wiping Ubuntu and installing
> Slackware64 14.1 instead.

Unfortunate that you did not at least answer my first question (what
apt-cache policy shows).  Now we will never know.  It is possible you
did not have the correct repositories enabled.
Also you have not actually answered the second question, what happens
when you try to install dnsmasq-base?  The questions were not to fix
your problem but to diagnose what was wrong with your system, if
anything, or to get to the point that a bug could be reported.


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